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Thursday, July 17, 2008
"Speaker Idol" Competition

Subject:  You must register at to be admitted to the building

Six technical presentations, with a panel of judges including Mary Jo Foley

1. Zeno Lee: Introduction to F#
We will see what F# is and what features/differences there are between F# and "imperative" languages like C#

2. James Curran: Castle Monorail
MonoRail is a MVC framework for Web Development inspired by ActionPack and is part of the large Castle Project

3. John Carnevale: Upgrading Legacy Code
Learn how to read the code and determine a path of action to be taken with the code upgrade. See how to evaluate what could be upgraded, what to rewrite and when to start all over from scratch

4. Bill Fugina: Arithmetic in Generic Classes
Examples of the benefits of doing arithmetic in generic classes and utility classes and interfaces that make it extremely easy to do so

5. Gerardo Arevalo: Casual and More Hard-Core WCF
Demo to quickly build a pair of WCF client applications to demonstrate the use of the MVP design pattern to guarantee a contract with the clients and facilitate unit testing

6. Gautam Arora: .NET/Java Interop at MSIM
Case study of MS Office Business Application using .NET VSTO and Java Web Services

Speaker:  Zeno Lee has been working on wall street investment banks for the past 12 years, and doing .NET for 4 years. Currently the VP and manage a group that takes care of all GUI work for a trading desk

James M. Curran is a Senior Developer at and as a hobby, the Owner/Operator of which is being converted into a MonoRail based site (under-development version viewable at Previously, he was a Microsoft MVP for VisualC++

John Carnevale is working at Purvis systems stationed at the FDNY converting legacy code to .NET for the Starfire system<

Bill Fugina works as a software developer for Coleman Insights, a music industry market research company in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina>

Gerardo Arevalo is relatively new to the New York (Tri-State) area. He is from El Salvador, lived in North Florida, then packed up for the North East to be closer to the technology

Gautam Arora is a MS CS student at Georgia Tech, Atlanta and currently interning at Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) Technology

Date:  Thursday, July 17, 2008

Time:  Reception 6:00 PM , Program 6:15 PM

Location:   Microsoft , 1290 Avenue of the Americas (the AXA building - bet. 51st/52nd Sts.) , 6th floor
Directions: B/D/F/M to 47th-50th Sts./Rockefeller Ctr
1 to 50th St./Bway
N/Q/R to 49th St./7th Ave.

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